Species of Thailand
Meiglyptes grammithorax, Thomas Horsfield, 1821
(In Thai: นกหัวขวานลายตะโพกเหลือง)
The buff-rumped woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.
It is found in southern Myanmar, Thailand, Malaya, Java, Sumatra and Borneo.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
The buff-rumped woodpecker was described by the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield in 1821 under the binomial name Picus tristis from a specimen collected in Java. The specific epithet tristis is Latin for "sad" or "gloomy". The species is now placed in the genus Meiglyptes that was introduced by the English naturalist William John Swainson in 1837.
Two subspecies are recognised:
- M. t. grammithorax (Malherbe, 1862) – Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and nearby islands
- M. t. tristis (Horsfield, 1821) – Java
Some authorities treat the two subspecies as separate species with M. grammithorax as the buff-rumped woodpecker and M. tristis as the white-rumped woodpecker.
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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Meiglyptes grammithorax
- Thai: นกหัวขวานลายตะโพกเหลือง
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)